Aspen Global Health and Development

About GHD

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Peggy Clark
Executive Director
Firdaus Arastu
Executive Assistant
Ariana Childs Graham
Associate Director, Reproductive Health
Natalie Deuschle
Program Associate, Alliance for Artisan Enterprise
Alex Dixon
Director, Rockefeller-Aspen Diaspora
Katie Drasser
Deputy Director
Elise Mann
Program Associate, IDEA
Shannon Mills
Program Officer, GLC
Caroline Nganga
Program Coordinator, New Voices and Database Administrator
Andrew Quinn
Director, New Voices
Benjamin Stephan
Program Coordinator, Rockefeller-Aspen Diaspora
Rachael Strecher
Program Manager, New Voices
Pooja Virani
Senior Program Associate, Rockefeller-Aspen Diaspora
Hon. Mary Robinson,
Honorary Co-Chair
The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice 
Elliot Gerson
The Aspen Institute 
Dr. Madeleine Albright,
Albright Stonebridge Group; Albright Capital Management LLC 
Lord Nigel Crisp
Former Chief Executive
UK National Health Service
Dr. Paul Farmer
Partners in Health
Peggy Clark
Aspen Global Health Development
Robert E. Friedman
Corporation for Enterprise
Senator Tom Daschle
DLA Piper; Former Senate Majority Leader
Dr. Jessica Herzstein
Global Medical Director, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Henrietta Holsman Fore
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Holsman International Former Administrator, USAID
Musimbi Kanyoro
President, The Global Fund for Women, Former Director of the Population Program, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Robert Kapp
Of Council: Human Rights Legal Adivsor Hogan & Hartson LLP
Dr. Francis Omaswa
Executive Director, African Center for Health & Social Transformation (ACHEST)
Lynda Resnick
Co-Chairman, Roll International Corporation


GHD promotes breakthrough solutions to global development challenges by:

  • bringing leaders together to share and advance innovative practices and evidence based solutions
  • working to replicate successful local practices at a global level
  • strengthening the capacity of developing world leaders to champion and act on these solutions

Breakthrough Ideas

GHD is working on:

  • Reproductive health as a key contributor to other development outcomes; the return of the population factor
  • Investing in and building the capacity of public sector leaders and institutions in health crisis countries
  • Policy innovations to the global health workforce shortage
  • Special focus on role of health worker migration and collaborative solutions to health worker imbalance
  • Whole view perspective on food security; working across sectors

Our Approach

GHD works in the following ways:

  • Storytelling - leveraging the power of the narrative
  • Working across sectors
  • Strategic convening
  • Amplifying voices on the ground

How We Work

We promote solutions for global health and poverty by:

  • Establishing high level policy councils to assess, debate and promote ideas
  • Implementing country-level pilot work to support practice
  • Producing accessible publications to broaden knowledge
  • Organizing effective convenings of diverse leaders to debate and further adoption of breakthrough approaches